Geometridae: Larentiinae

1732 (ABH70.045) Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08239

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Woodwalton Marsh, July 2005
Woodwalton Marsh, July 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): clovers (Trifolium spp.), vetches (Vicia spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 99 (36.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 May to 08 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Mallow Larentia clavaria
1st Generation, Great Staughton
1st Generation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Snout Hypena proboscidalis


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, blue, green, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2